Mindy Kaling Celebrates Her Birthday with Steak, Cake and a Private Ferris Wheel Bar Cart

06/25/2014 at 05:19 PM ET

Mindy Kaling Eiffel Tower Birthday Cake
Courtesy Mindy Kaling

It looks like Mindy Kaling‘s 35th birthday Tuesday was an evening of good eats, good sweets and good company.

The actress/comedian was on a work retreat in Las Vegas for the big day, which turned into a full day of celebration with the writing staff of The Mindy Project. Thanks to Instagram we were able to crash the party — and check out the food, of course.

Kaling may not be one for birthday rituals — “They sang happy birthday fast ’cause I hate singing happy birthday on principle but now I feel like it’s North Korea so maybe I will rethink,” she captioned the photo above — but she definitely has good taste in cakes. This one, a chocolate and vanilla cake filled with strawberries, was topped with a chocolate Eiffel Tower. Délicieux!

The dessert came after a bubbly-filled birthday dinner held at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Hotel and Casino. We’d sure toast to this “steak trolley,” Instagrammed by Mindy Project writer Loulie Lang.

But the celebration started much earlier Tuesday with a picnic breakfast — at the bottom of the Grand Canyon! “The secret morning Vegas trip???? A HELICOPTER RIDE TO THE GRAND CANYON AND BREAKFAST IN THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAND CANYON” Kaling captioned the photo from the helicopter.

We’re sure hoping that’s birthday booze in Kaling’s hand during her night ride on The High Roller, the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Odds are good, since the ride was in a private pod with a sky bar cart, according to Paris Hotel staff.

We can’t wait to see what she does for 36 next year. HBD, Mindy!

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Jen on

Love, love, love her!!!

bitsy on

Looks like a great time! She is funny and I enjoy her show!

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